Susan Stripling Photography
Wedding Photographer at WinterthurIn the first years of wedding photography most couples did not have the funds to hire a photographer to document the entire day. Most formal wedding portraits were taken before or after the actual day of the event itself. It wasn’t until the 1860’s that brides and grooms were photographed in their actual wedding clothes - or at their actual wedding! As technology evolved most wedding portraits were taken in the studio, involving the bridal party as time went by. It wasn’t until after World War Two that actual event photorgaphy begin. Despite the evolution of the art form I am still drawn to a nice, classic portrait of the bride and groom together. At this 2013 Hotel duPont wedding the bride and groom set aside a great amount of time in which to take portraits together. We went to Gibraltar Gardens for the portrait session and were able to make some incredible images during the sunset hour. I normally shy away from dappled light, preferring beautiful strong sunlight, but I love how the dappled light here creates a delicate vignette around the couple. I also love how the long lens compresses the bride and groom off of the background. More than that I absolutely adore the expression on the groom’s face! That’s something that you can’t pose but is natural, organic, and a moment all his own.
Location: 1405 Greenhill Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806.Keywords: Hotel DuPont (18), Wilmington (18), Winterthur (9). 1/640; f/4.0; ISO 200; 165.0 mm.